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This cloth doll wears a typical gown of the early 19th century. Note the high waist, short puffed sleeves, and narrow skirt. Children in this time period were often dressed just like adults. A gown like this one might have been right for a woman or child.

 

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Cloth Doll

date   1810-1816
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
width   4.5"
length   9.75"
process/materials   silk, linen
item type   Personal Items/Toy
accession #   #1906.22


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